Monika Marija If I Leave Lithuania Eurovizijos atranka 2020 Eurovsiion

Lithuania’s newly revamped Eurovizijos atranka 2020 begins its six-week run in a couple of hours. But before that, let’s see which Heat One acts you’re most excited for. And then, take a listen to some of the entries which have been released in recent days.

Monika Marija is your favourite in Heat One of Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2020

At the start of the week, we asked you to vote for the Eurovizijos atranka 2020 act which you were most excited for. Online polls aren’t an exact science at the best of times, and in this instance they’re particularly tricky since not all of the entries have been released. Therefore, many readers will have made their decisions based on an artist’s past pedigree.

Nonetheless, the results are still fun to look at. And Monika Marija is a clear favourite. The Voice winner returns for her fourth attempt in three years (she submitted two songs in 2019). The “If I Leave” songstress picked up 258 votes. 

In second place is Gabrielius Vagelis with 161 votes. None of the remaining acts polled over 100.

Only six of the 12-strong field will qualify for the semi-finals.

Poll Results: Which Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 act are you most excited for? (Heat One)

  1. Monika Marija “If I Leave” 18.93% (258 votes)
  2. Gabrielius Vagelis “Tave čia randu” 11.81% (161 votes)
  3. Petunija “Show Ya” 1.83% (25 votes)
  4. Andy Vaic “Why Why Why” 1.1% (15 votes)
  5. Glossarium “Game Over” 0.81% (11 votes)
  6. Aika “Paradas” 0.59% (8 votes)
  7. Aistay “Dangus man tu” 0.51% (7 votes)
  8. Donata Virbilaitė “Made of Wax” 0.51% (7 votes)
  9. Lukas Norkūnas “Atsiprašyk” 0.51% (7 votes)
  10. Justinas Lapatinskas “Highway Story” 0.44% (6 votes)
  11. Baltos Varnos “Namų dvasia” 0.37% (5 votes)
  12. Meandi “DRIP” 0.29% (4 votes)

Total Votes: 1,363

Note, this poll included all 36 Eurovizijos atranka 2020 acts. For the purposes of this post, we have extracted all of the semi one entries. The figures for percentages and total votes relate to the complete poll.

Newly released Eurovizijos atranka 2020 songs

The steady flow of entries for Lithuania’s Eurovision 2020 selection continues. In recent days, the following songs have dropped online.

Donata “Made of Wax” (Heat One)

Donata has taken part twice before, in 2012 and 2019. While she has yet to reach the final, she did get to be Eurovision 2018 winner Netta on Your Face Sounds Familiar.

Justinas Lapatinskas “Highway Story” (Heat One)

Justinas Lapatinskas participated in Lithuania’s rather convoluted 2014 process. He made it as far as the sixth show, finishing eight overall.

Meandi “DRIP” (Heat One)

Previously released entries

  • Abrokenleg — “Electric Boy”
  • Aika — “Paradas” (Heat One)
  • Aistay — “Dangus man Tu” (Heat One)
  • Andy Vaic — “Why Why Why” (Heat One)
  • Gabrielius Vagelis — “Tave Cia Randu” (Heat One)
  • Glossarium — “Game Over” (Heat One)
  • KaYra — “Alligator”
  • Kristina Jure — “My Sound of Silence”
  • Monika Marija — “If I Leave” (Heat One)
  • Petunija — “Show Ya” (Heat One)
  • Rūta Loop — “We Came From The Sun”
  • Twosome — “Playa”

You can find the previously released songs HERE and HERE.

As of 15:00 CET on 11 January, two Heat One acts have yet to release their songs. They are:

  • Baltos Varnos “Namų dvasia”
  • Lukas Norkūnas “Atsiprašyk”

Read our instructions on how to watch Eurovizijos atranka 2020 live.

What do you think? Do you agree with the poll results? Let us know in the comments.

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Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
9 months ago

There will be a lot of women in Eurovision 2020

Tibor
Tibor
9 months ago

Okay, I don’t know about six qualifiers, but I’ll give you my four favourites. Not very surprisingly, I think Monika Marija should go through. She is a great vocalist , and I don’t think “If I leave” is weaker than “Light on”. This eighties rock is not entirely up my alley, but once in a while I enjoy a song like this, if it’s performed well. So the second one I’d like to go through is Justinas Lapatinskas with his “Highway story”. Enjoyable studio cut, not quite as well performed live as Monika Marija’s entry, but good enough. I’d also… Read more »

Yessy
Yessy
9 months ago

Can people stop hating on those who support Monika? Everybody has different taste in music not everybody thinks that her song is boring and bland. And I agree maybe it is not the best song ever but I respect those who actually like her music. With music there isn’t one right or wrong choice and it is so funny to see so many people take the fact that she won this poll so personally. Chill we do not even know if she will qualify today. But attacking those who like her song is not only showing intolerance of others liking… Read more »

Mony
Mony
9 months ago

Well, of course…the boring Monika Marija, with an even boring song, is voted the most in this poll, just because she participated last year, too. Otherwise, she would be last in this poll… Her song is annoying

Brigita
Brigita
9 months ago

Honestly seeing all the ESC stans with an obvious bias towards Monika Marija makes me sad. Even though we know less than half of the songs in Eurovizijos Atranka, already there are much better songs this year with artists no worse than her, but y’all aren’t giving them a chance because “oMg MoNiKa!!!!”. It’s sad.

Justmyopinion
Justmyopinion
9 months ago
Reply to  Brigita

Her song is nice I think. But there are songs I like more

Justmyopinion
Justmyopinion
9 months ago

All is well as long as Glosarium qualifies 🙂 Great, powerful, catchy snd fresh hardrock. Rock music is always refreshing in ESC. We need more of it

Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago
Reply to  Justmyopinion

I agree with you !

Justmyopinion
Justmyopinion
9 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Those not those disliking my comment even like rock?! :-O their big loss then. Good rock is great spirit, energy, fun and atmosphere

Loin dici
9 months ago

Meandi brought something fun and fresh. I like it.

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
9 months ago
Reply to  Loin dici

I’m totally feeling this old school Pharrell Williams and The Neptunes vive. Won’t mind if he gets through. 🙂

john
john
9 months ago

I feel like people didn’t even bother to listen to other songs, only vote for monika because she was good last year. There are definitely better songs than hers this year…

Colin
Colin
9 months ago
Reply to  john

I really love Monika’s song this year as well (although the competition is higher now and already Gabrielius and Aistay are giving her a run for her money), but I agree what you are saying. People voting / rating songs without hearing them is a problem IMHO. Reaction videos while talking over songs, “my top 25″s ten minutes after the songs are out, last year’s favorites usually leading the polls, ect. I don’t think that kind of approach can result in a fully serious result.

Mary Jane Poland
Mary Jane Poland
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I love her song too! It sounds like a song from Lady Gaga’s Joanne

Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago

I don´t like Monika, but Gabrielius could be great !

Justmyopinion
Justmyopinion
9 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

My favourite is the other G of this semi 🙂